World Affairs Lecture - Is China Opening Up or Closing Down?

"Is   China Opening Up or Closing Down?"

James Fallows, National Correspondent


China's new leaders emphasize the "peaceful" nature of their country's meteoric rise, and their own determination to begin a new era of economic liberalization and reform. Yet frictions between China and its neighbors in Asia have only increased in the past year, and every day brings news of increasing press and political crackdowns within China. How should Americans judge the positive and negative signs from today's China -- and the opportunities or potential points of conflict that China's rise creates.


Anyone interested in discussing the issues raised and solving the world's problems over a cold libation is welcome to join us  after the lecture.

Note: Lectures start at 6 and usually last between an hour and an hour and a half.  The cost is $10 per lecture, or $5 if you become a World Affairs Council Member (prices range from $11 to $200).  You can get more information at

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  • Michael

    I'm a maybe, but will try to get to Winchester after 8

    March 31

  • Tyler

    I'm bring a guy who's Chinese wife is also waiting on her visa and knows my fiancee through QQ online chatting about their visa issues.

    March 30

  • Tyler

    20 jokes fr smart people (like you all) I read this, laughed and thought of this group as my friends most likely to appreciate as much as I did... They're on the VISA info forum we go to.. Its safe.

    1 · March 19

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